Tuesday, October 28, 2014

COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE - New Book News

 

Yippee! It's finally here. The first book in my new series from Love Inspired has hit the shelves to get you  warmed up for the Christmas season!

Here's a bit about it:

Second-Chance Christmas
It's been nine years since Jake Hamilton broke Allison Buchanon's heart and left town. But she's never been able to forget the high school boy she secretly loved. Now Jake's come home to care for his ailing grandmother, and Allison's family will do anything to prevent a rekindled romance. Unfortunately, the connection between Allison and the green-eyed cowboy is undeniable. She believes that forgiveness is possible, especially at Christmas. But Jake cares too deeply about Allison to take her away from the close-knit Buchanon clan. Will Allison have to choose between a loving family and the love of her life?

The Buchanons: Steeped in loyalty, bound by family.

Let me know if you like it or better yet, post a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Thank you so much!

Remember if you have a Good Report to share, send it to me and if I use it on my blog, I'll send you a brand new copy of Cowboy Under the Mistletoe!

linda   @   lindagoodnight  dot com

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today's Lost Youth, Dog Food, and a ROK

It all started with a bag of dog food. A BIG bag of dog food. Fifty pounds of dog food. If you guessed I have several large dogs, you'd be correct. I was at Walmart when the husband called to say we were out of dog food. I don't usually make these purchases because fifty pounds is heavy and I'm a wimp. But this day I braved it to save an extra trip to town.

Back in the pet aisle, the fifty pounders were stacked so that I had to wrestle a bag forward and then hoist it up and into my cart. To say I was making little progress is putting it mildly but I could do it. Eventually. Suddenly, a pair of masculine hands appeared and took hold of the bag. A young man probably 19 or 20 said, "Let me get that for you." I didn't know this young man nor was he an employee. He was simply a shopper with wonderful manners and a pair of strong arms.

Has anything like this ever happened to you?

If you have good news or a random act of kindness to share, please email me. If I choose your anecdote for the blog, I'll send you a print copy of one of my recent books!

linda  @ lindagoodnight   dot   com

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Good News Blog

More than once lately I've complained that the "News" programs on TV report only bad news, never the good stuff.  When a person walks through a dark season in her life, as I have this year, finding the joy in life is often difficult. As I floundered, searching for a way to escape the doldrums, I heard a simple sermon by a young preacher on maintaining joy in life. His text was from Phillipians 8.

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Is it really that simple? Is it worth a try?


Then I heard someone talking about the state of the world, how bad everything was, how disrespectful today's youth are, etc. Negative, negative. No wonder we are in the doldrums. All around is negativity and  bad news.  There must be good things happening in this world. We are just too programmed toward the bad to notice.

And so begins my new purpose for this blog. To find and accent the GOOD. Sure, I'll still post a recipe or news about a book's release-that's good news to me--but I'm more interested in the little daily moments of good news.

Stay tuned, on Monday I have a Random Act of Kindness to share with you!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Easy Peach Cobbler-only four ingredients!

Last night, I wanted pie. While I resisted that urge, I succumbed to an easy version of peach cobbler. This recipe makes a light amount of crust with lots of peaches. Sorry we ate it so fast, I forgot to a take picture. 

Easy Peach Cobbler

Ingredients needed:
Peaches, self-rising flour, sugar, butter

For crust, blend together the following until crumbly:

1 cup self-rising flour
½ cup sugar or a combination of sugar and Splenda
½ stick butter or margarine, melted

Sprinkle about ¼ of the crumbs on the bottom of a sprayed 8 x 8 pan.

Spoon in 1 large can of peaches (about 29 oz), including juice.
Top with remaining crust crumbs.
Drizzle on another melted ½ cup butter.
Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over that.

Bake at 350 about 1 hour.

Serve hot. Good with Cool Whip or ice cream.

Optionally, you can add a little cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the peaches.

Monday, March 17, 2014

First Kisses is on sale for 99 cents!! Whoopee!




Six authors, six great books!


Too much fun! I loved doing this collection with these fabulous women. And I loved reading all the books. I think you will too. A wonderful mix of genres, so there is something for everyone.

For a limited time, we are offering the new FIRST KISSES COLLECTION FOR ONLY 99 CENTS!

 Okay, I couldn't resist posting the hero from my book. Is he great or what!!!




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inspy Kisses Video

First Kisses is so much fun! Remember yours?

Enjoy this sneak peak at the exciting new collaboration between five of my author friends and me. Sweet, inspiring, and romantic!


Let me know if you like it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE LAWMAN'S HONOR RELEASES TODAY

 4**** STARS from RT Magazine!

Anyone else love a strong, tough officer of the law? How about a former DEA agent bent on upholding his father's legacy? And what if one rain-slicked, stormy night, a lovely widow sees him crash his car on curvy mountain roads! Find out what happens in my new novel from clean, wholesome, exciting Love Inspired Romance, THE LAWMAN'S HONOR.

Order here or anywhere books are sold. On sale Feb. 18, 2014.